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Title:  Staff Attorney - DVHA

Application Deadline Date:  01/31/2021
Req ID:  11003
Department:  Vermont Health Access

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  See job posting.


The DVHA Staff Attorney position will act as counsel to the Department of Vermont Health Access, including the Division of Rate Setting, and advise, as requested, on legal and policy questions relating to health care financing, cost finding, rate setting, Medicaid State Plan, Medicaid provider reimbursement, federal financial participation, and provider taxes and donations. This position will be responsible for performing legal research, analyzing issues, and providing advice on laws that govern the Medicaid program including Anti-kickback, HIPAA, HITECH, and Civil Monetary Penalties. The position will be required to draft legislation, regulations, and contracts. The position will also be responsible for monitoring compliance with complex state and federal statutes and regulations. This position may also be called upon to preside and represent the Division at Public hearings, provide testimony at legislative hearings and represent the Division in negotiations with trade associations and Federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.


The department is recruiting for this position at a range and will hire based on incumbents knowledge, skills and experience. A cover letter and resume are required.

Who May Apply

This position, Staff Attorney - DVHA (Job Requisition #11003), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Sarah.Drinkwater@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.


This Staff Attorney position is an exempt full-time position. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan. Excellent benefits package and working environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates for this position must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible to waive in.

Preferred Qualifications

Extraordinary written and oral skills. Knowledge and experience with State and Federal law relating to Medicaid provider reimbursement, the administration of the Medicaid program, privacy, and data use is highly desirable.

AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier